Bailey, George A.
Age: 20, credited to Woodstock, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1843, Woodstock, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Methodist Burying Ground, Woodstock, VT
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George A. Bailey
CAPT. GEORGE ALONZO BAILEY, B. S.
George A. Bailey, son of Isaac Cobb and Sophrona (Tailor) Bailey, was born in Woodstock, Vt., January 15, 1843, and died there, unmarried, June 26, 1867. He prepared for college at the Woodstock High School and entered the University in 1860, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1863; was a member of the 8 A Fraternity; was distinguished at the University for his scholarship and athletic ability.
On the breaking out of the Civil War, he was appointed State drill master with rank of 1st lieutenant and did valuable service in preparing the Vermont troops for the war. He enlisted in Company B, 7th Squadron, Rhode Island Cavalry, the famous "College Cavaliers," in June, 1863, and served until the command was mustered out, October 2, 1863; was commissioned 2d lieutenant Company M, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery, (11th Vermont Volunteers.) November 2, 1863; was promoted L 1st lieutenant, September 2, 1864; Capt. George Alonzo Bailey, was brevetted captain, April 2, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious service in the assault before Petersburg, Va." He was promoted captain, Company K, May 13, 1865; transferred to Company B, June 24, 1865; was mustered out of service, August 25, 1865. He served with great distinction in all the battles in which his regiment took part. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, Woodstock Lodge, No. 31, F. and A. M.; Ottaqueehee chapter, R. A. M
William Arba Ellis, Norwich University, 1819-1911; her history,her graduates, her roll of honor, p. 669.